The Meadows Health Center is once again named a U.S. News “Best Nursing Home”

Community Life, Edgewood News

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The Meadows Health Center at Edgewood has been recognized as a U.S. News & World Report “Best Nursing Home” for the seventh time. And while seven is often considered a lucky number, anyone who has experienced being a resident of The Meadows — or the family member of a resident — knows this recognition can’t be chalked up to luck.

The Meadows earned Best Nursing Home status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those nursing homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

Dayl Hufford, who came to The Meadows for inpatient short-term rehabilitation following a fall that resulted in a significant back fracture, said of her care: “I needed to find a place where I could have both physical and occupational therapy. I took it very seriously and was fortunate to be able to come to The Meadows. I hesitate to even call it a rehabilitation facility. It feels almost like a beautiful country club that I get to enjoy while also getting some first-class physical and occupational therapy. You’re never referred to as a patient here; you are a resident. I remember being so surprised the second day I was here — everybody called me by name. They knew me and it was just so welcoming. I wouldn’t just recommend it; I would really encourage people to come and see and experience this.”

In response to receiving the U.S. News recognition, David Botte, NHA, administrator of The Meadows, praised the staff saying, “We’ve always had an exceptionally high standard of care at The Meadows. But in the face of the pandemic, staff at The Meadows went above and beyond their normal duties each and every day to ensure residents stayed safe, healthy and happy. Their dedication to and compassion for residents during these trying times has been inspirational and I’m so proud of every member of our team.

“We’re also proud of our record in managing COVID-19 in our community,” Botte continued. “As of February 2021, all Edgewood staff and all residents at The Meadows Health Center have had the opportunity to receive both their first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccination. This is a significant step forward in ensuring the safety of every member of our community.”

The Meadows Health Center at Edgewood offers long-term skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient), advanced memory support, an adult day program, respite stays and hospice care. To learn more or to inquire about admission for yourself or someone you love, visit the Health Services section of our website or call us at 978-725-4116.